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Giving the Gift of Opportunity Give a gift, and you could win a trip! By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator 2019 marks 25 years of service for Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley. Our 25th year of service has already been off to...

R.O.C.K. Connect 25 An evening celebrating 25 years of service, stories, and lasting impact. By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator On the evening of October 30, 2019, R.O.C.K. supporters gathered to celebrate 25 years of service. R.O.C.K. Connect 25 came to life on the spectacular Ohana Floor of...

True R.O.C.K.-stars: Joi & Anthony Two R.O.C.K. alumni whose powerful stories moved a crowd to tears and inspired many to give back. By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator I first met Joi in July of 2019, when Curt, R.O.C.K.’s Executive Director, and I were interviewing R.O.C.K. alumni...

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A special organization in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley is trying to Build A Better Bay Area by providing mentors and adult guidance to help young people achieve their goals.  And for many this is about more than just goals, it's about...

Bradley Cook interviews Curt Yagi on Growth Exponential Podcast October 24, 2019 Growth Exponential Podcast is a recently launched podcast telling the stories of non-profit leaders, consultants, and philanthropists and sharing their organization's mission with the world to help them grow. Hosted by growth hacker and social...

September 4, 2019 Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) Executive Director, Curt Yagi, speaks at the opening of the new Chase Center.  The event was hosted by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Golden State Warriors. ...

R.O.C.K. is celebrating 25 years of service in the San Francisco community! This newsletter takes a look back at where R.O.C.K. started and gives a sneak peek at what’s in store for our 25th year. Stay up-to-date with R.O.C.K.’s latest events and happenings by following us...

Behind the Scenes of Stories that R.O.C.K. A look at the series from behind the camera By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator When Curt, our Executive Director, asked for my thoughts on doing some type of campaign showcasing R.O.C.K.’s impact on the lives of past participants and...

The Early Years of R.O.C.K. An interview with the visionary behind Real Options for City Kids, Michelle Groe By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator I recently had the opportunity to ask R.O.C.K.’s founder, Michelle Groe, some questions about the early years of Real Options for City Kids....

25 Years of R.O.C.K.: Real Options for City Kids Celebrates its 25th Anniversary September 2019 marks R.O.C.K.’s 25th year of service in San Francisco, and we’ve got some exciting events in store! By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator The Lion King. Justin Bieber. Reel 2 Real’s hit...